Ram conflicts with VIDEO

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok st school we are working on a computer to changr it into a video editing machine,so far so good but we went to upgrade ram to a 512mb chip, acording to ibm it can handle it but when ever we put the chip in with the orgignal 128 it gives a beep code and this is the same beep code that happens when it is just the 512, tryed it in both slots, and the ram works in anouther computer. the beep code is that the onboard video card is not operational. it is a intel 810 video card.

    does anyone know what could be causing this and if puting in a simple pci video card and then the ram, totaly not using the onboard vid card?????
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    the onboard I believe shares the memory.. maybe there is some setting in the bios that needs to be changed...

    thats my $0.02
     
  3. Yharn

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    are you sure the ram is compatible with the board
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i have looked in the bios (which is a crappy one) and there is a thing in ther about sharing video ram, it is 1mb-512k LOL

    and yes acording to IBM it is compatiable
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    me had an IBM aptiva for a while, and that could only take certain makes of RAM.

    Also is what your saying that now neither the 128 nor the 512 RAM sticks work?
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    teh 128 alone works, it is a 128 sdram 133 chip, the 512 is also sdram 133 and that chip works too, tomorow i will see if i can get some info of the board and i will post it, thanks for the help so far
     
  7. LeeJend

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    Your post was unclear. Are oyu trying to put 128M and 512M in at the same time. If you are will the machine addreess 640M because thats what you have installed. If the machine is only rated to handle 512 ditch the 128 stick and just run the 512M.

    Another possibility I've seen on (very) old clunkers is that the first stick has to be a certain size and the machine will have addressing errors if you use something larger. This was on machines like a decade ago or more.
     
  8. Gary Pandher

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    hope u dont mind..buhh yea
    i got a old 166
    and i got 2 chips of 8 mb EDO ram in there..yes edo very old ram lol
    i tried to put in 2 more 32 mb chips but it only registers them as 8 mb chips and gives me a total of 32..yea i know its old..buh i was just wondering wha the problem might be...

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    Another possibility I've seen on (very) old clunkers is that the first stick has to be a certain size and the machine will have addressing errors if you use something larger. This was on machines like a decade ago or more.

    what do you mean?..i think this might b the problem...
     
  9. Indomidable

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    Tricky RAM stuff

    Ok if you have the mother board book you may actually have jumpers to set the memory!!
    There also was the nessity of PAIRS so you could have 1 8mb or 2 8mb but not 1 8mb and 1 32mb.
    THIS SHOULD BE IN YOUR Mother Board Manual.

    On the first guys problem I bet it is a Jumper issue.

    On the last guys issue try putting the 32 mb RAM first then the 8's

    This should be all you need to know if you have any questions E-mail me.
     
  10. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    Re: Tricky RAM stuff

    they are in pairs 2 chips of 8 mb and 2 chips of 32 mb imma open it up and see which ones in which
    thanks
     
  11. Gary Pandher

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    :huh: i put the 32 mb chips into the first bank (2 slots) and the 8mb chips into the second but it still only shows 32 mb :(
     
  12. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok, first it is a brand new machine, about 2 months old, and it is not edo ram. third, there are no jumpers that can be set to limit or unlimit the ram.4th, i want to have the 512 and the 128 chip in there at the same time, 5th, concerding that when the 512 is in there and it conflicts with the onboard video would it might solve hte problem if i put in a pic card( i am going to try it next class). and any other ideas,??????

    so far the specs are,
    celeron 1.3ghz
    128mb ram 133mhz
    intel MOBO (unknown kind)
    40gb 5400 rpm
    dvd burner
    win 2000
    with a pincial studio capature card
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    a lot of motherboards hate having two different sized RAM sticks in them. I think the usual thing is use two exactly the same sticks from the same manufacturer bought at the same time.
     
  14. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

  15. Trinity

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  16. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    thanks for the information, a is good now i hope, we just need to put the ram in on monday
     
  17. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i hate this IBM computer, we got 2 256 chips that are both working, they are 133mhz and they dont work at all, we still get the beep code that there is a conflict with the video??? anyone have any ideas on what we can do???
     
  18. Trinity

    Trinity Guest

    Can you trade for a different brand of RAM? IBM's are a bit touchy about what RAM you throw in them.
     
  19. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i will check that